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China has threatened major tariffs on barley while restricting imports of beef in what it calls an ordinary trade dispute but the Australian government suggests is ‘economic coercion’.
Agribusiness managing director Anuj Maheshwari discusses the role the state-owned firm could play in improving the global food value chain and why Asia needs tech-hubs to feed itself.
Interest from institutional investors and private equity remains strong in Australian agriculture despite difficult conditions because of a belief in the asset class’ ‘long-term thesis’.
A slew of deals in Chile highlight the opportunity in the region to trade with Asia, just as that same trade is imperilled by the cancellation of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
China will allow US beef imports as soon as possible but no later than July 16, 2017, while the US will publish a proposed rule by that same date that will allow imports of cooked Chinese poultry into the US.
A letter sent to US President Donald Trump last week by 130 ag associations and food companies touted the benefits of NAFTA as tensions with Mexico flare.
President Trump may have stuck to his campaign promise to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but he also delivered a stiff blow to American agriculture groups and farmers.
Despite the strength in exports, the separate 2016 Farm Sector Income Report shows continued weakness.
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